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In Pictures: Hundreds get out and about for Do it for Dan fundraisers around the county

Another weekend, another massive county-wide effort for the Do it for Dan fundraiser.

Though the organisers have announced that they have now reached their target of €2.1 million, fundraisers that were already planned went ahead as scheduled.

When there is a surplus to the fundraiser it is expected that there will be another nominated charity.

From Barrowhouse to Clonaslee, Annanough to Mountrath, The Heath to Portarlington, there was a range of events and good-humoured fun.

Again, people donned the GAA jerseys of their nearest rivals – Peter O’Leary and Hatch Finlay in O’Dempsey’s pulled on the Portarlington jersey; Shaggy Leavy in Port put on the O’Dempsey’s jersey.

Annanough GAA great John Deegan wore the Courtwood jersey while out running with his family while Arles-Killeen’s Donie Kingston wore the Barrowhouse jersey.

There was also an amount of head shaves and dies – and the latest was a series of men dressing up as women, none more impressive than Niall Mullen in Mountmellick.

In The Heath, there was a very impressive looking Go Kart race, won by well-known GAA referee Seamus Mulhare.

In Mountrath, another well-known GAA man Michael Boyhan ran a marathon around his home town.

You can check out a selection of images from around the county below.

 

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